NEXT

Series produced by WNPR Connecticut

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NEXT is a weekly, hour-long radio show and podcast exploring the rapid changes in New England, one of the oldest parts of the nation. This feed is for stations that subscribe to the weekly show.

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, ten public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Host Morgan Springer and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences. Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment. NEXT is produced by Connecticut Public Radio and powered by WBUR, WGBH, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, New England Public Media, WCAI, The Public's Radio, WSHU and Connecticut Public. Hide full description

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, ten public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Host Morgan Springer and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences. Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment. NEXT is produced by Connecticut Public Radio and powered by WBUR, WGBH, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio,... Show full description


229 Pieces

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This week on NEXT, we hear about the enduring impacts of The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people in 2003. Plus, the myste...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we’ll hear the latest on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout across our region — including concerns over inequities in distribution — a...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, why one New England state is vaccinating young researchers before older adults. Plus, a look at ropeless fishing and the hope to...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, what student loan forgiveness under the Biden administration would mean for borrowers in Maine. Plus, an interview with Shalanda...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are the first of their kind to use mRNA. This week on NEXT, how this new experimental technology could hel...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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Severe storms. Heat waves. Rising seas. New England is already seeing the impacts of climate change, and scientists project they will become more d...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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Public school enrollment in New England is down during the pandemic. But even when kids are enrolled, it can be a struggle to get some to show up. ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, in a special episode of NEXT, we listen to a collection of award-winning stories from the New England News Collaborative — from a retros...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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The brothers behind New England’s famous R&B group Tavares are of Cape Verdean descent. This week on NEXT, what that means in a Black and white Ame...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Most COVID-19 deaths in New England can be tied to long-term care facilities. This week on NEXT, how a nursing home – spared from the virus for mon...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive as soon as mid-December, but it’s up to each state to figure out how to distribute the...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, North Atlantic right whales are under threat of extinction. Scientists say entanglement in fishing lines is the main cause of de...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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When a group of immigrants started a community farm in a Yankee farming town, their presence was complicated by race and rural American identity. T...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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What we don’t learn in school can matter as much as the lessons we do learn. This week on NEXT, we talk to teachers and students about the harm of ...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Here’s the story that New England tells itself: Racism is a Southern problem. But our region’s abolitionist past hides a darker history of racism, ...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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America is taking a hard look at policing right now. Many wonder: can we trust the cops? In states across the country, the answer to that question ...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Transgender and nonbinary people can face misgendering at the polls. This week on NEXT, how that can make voting especially stressful this election...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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In-person voting has started in some New England states. This week on NEXT, we talk about what’s driving people to vote early this general election...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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After years of strong support from Maine constituents, Republican Sen. Susan Collins is in one of her greatest political fights. This week on NEXT,...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 50:00